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The Kitchen in collaboration with The Racial Imaginary Institute presents a day-long interactive symposium on the phenomenology, distortions and diagnostics of white dominated space, featuring keynote addresses, panel discussions, and a musical performance. The proceedings will include speeches by The Future of Whiteness author Linda Alcoff, historian and artist Nell Painter, and legal scholar and The Alchemy of Race and Rights author Patricia Williams. Chris Chen will moderate a morning panel on cultural representation and appropriation with Jeff Chang, Aruna D'Souza, Daniel Borzutsky, Sarah Lewis, and Doreen St. Felix. In the afternoon, Rizvana Bradley will moderate a panel focusing on the empathy and likeability in the context of white dominance with Lauren Berlant, Sadhana Bery, Jane Caflisch, Lori Gruen, and Saidiya Hartman. Vijay Iyer will also perform as the conclusion of his residency The What of the World, which will be followed by a discussion with Claudia Rankine and Patricia Williams.
10:00am -- Doors open
10:30–10:45am -- Introduction
10:45–11:15am -- Opening Keynote: Nell Painter
11:15–12:45pm -- Panel 1: Against a Sharp White Background: Culture, Coalition, and the Zero-Sum Game of Managed Diversity (Jeff Chang, Aruna D'Souza, Daniel Borzutsky, Sarah Lewis, Doreen St. Felix, moderator Chris Chen)
12:45–2pm -- Lunch Break
2–2:30pm -- Afternoon Keynote: Linda Alcoff
2:30–4:15pm -- Panel 2: A Diagnostic of Whiteness: the Empathy Conundrum (Lauren Berlant, Sadhana Bery, Jane Caflish, Lori Gruen, Saidiya Hartman, moderator Rizvana Bradley)
4:15–4:30pm Presentation by Vijay Iyer
4:30–5pm -- Closing Keynote: Patricia Williams
5–5:30pm -- Closing Discussion with Claudia Rankine, Patricia Williams, Linda Alcoff, Nell Painter and Vijay Iyer
This event was presented as part of The Racial Imaginary Institute: On Whiteness. For more information about the exhibition and other programs please see our website.
June 30, 10am–6pm
The Racial Imaginary Institute: On Whiteness is made possible with support from the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, Poetry Foundation, Valerie Dillon & Daniel R Lewis, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Leslie Fritz, and OSMOS; annual grants from Howard Gilman Foundation, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Special thanks to The Korein Foundation and MacDowell Colony.
Ken Gonzales-Day, Untitled III (Antico [Pier Jacopo Alari-Bonacolsi], Bust of a Young Man and Francis Harwood, Bust of a Man, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles), 2010. Courtesy the artist and Luis DeJesus Gallery.
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